Roasted Vidalia Onions with Herbed Bread Crumbs

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


Sweet Vidalia onions, grown in and around the namesake Georgia city, turn even sweeter when roasted with a savory herbed bread crumb topping. This recipe first appeared in our November 2011 issue along with Dana Bowen's story Roots of Flavor.


  • 2 large Vidalia onions, cut crosswise into 1/2″-thick slices
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tbsp. bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


Step 1

Heat oven to 450°. On a foil-lined baking sheet, coat onion slices in oil, keeping them as intact as possible; season with salt and pepper. Bake, turning once, until soft and lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, stir together bread crumbs, butter, parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over onion slices. Continue baking until topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

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